Autodesk 3ds max Master award

June 13, 2012 in Production, Publications, Training

I am honored to be named Autodesk Master!! Thanks so much to everyone that voted. This is such an amazing award to win. What makes it so special is that you must be nominated by your peers the vote in by the CG community. Thanks again to everyone, I really appreciate your support!

Please check out the Meet the Masters page to see all the Autodesk Masters this year and my Q&A with Autodesk.
http://area.autodesk.com/3dec2011

3d World Animated Pivot Article

October 12, 2011 in Publications, Training

Have a look at a tutorial I contributed to 3D World magazine issue 147 on animated pivot points on 3ds Max 2012.

Here is the video tutorial that goes along with it :)

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Carbon Scatter Review

October 12, 2011 in Publications

Have a peek at the Carbon Scatter review I did for issue 146 of 3D World magazine. Nice tool for populating scenes in 3ds max!

3d Artist Magazine Article on Skin Morph

May 4, 2011 in Publications, Training

I contributed an article on creating better skinning using Skin Morph in Issue 27 of 3D Artist Magazine. Hope everyone enjoys it :)

3d World Underwater Lighting and Tron Effects

May 4, 2011 in Publications, Training

I have two new articles and videos in the latest this issue of 3D world magazine. The first is on under water lighting and the other on creating a Tron like glow effect in 3ds max. Please have a look:)

Light an underwater scene in 3ds Max
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3d World Magazine 140 Exterior Lighting Article

April 12, 2011 in Publications, Training

I have a couple articles in the latest this issue of 3D world magazine. One is on basic exterior lighting and the other on motion graphics FX in 3ds max. Take a peek :)

Light an exterior scene in 3ds Max
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3D World Magazine Article on Emitting Particles From a Surface

November 10, 2010 in Publications, Training

3D World Magazine has published an article I wrote in the latest December issue, on emitting particle from a surface. Here is the link to 3D Worlds website and the latest issue

3D World Review of my latest training DVD

November 10, 2010 in Publications, Training

3D World magazine has given a fantastic review my 3ds max training DVD: “Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 – CAT, Slate, Viewport Canvas, Rendering, and More”

They give the DVD an 8/10 and say “It‘s well-put together with all the necessary files you‘d expect. McCarthy‘s commentary is good – it doesn‘t drag, it stays interesting and relevant.” Here is the link to the full review

Animation with Biped Co-Author

June 17, 2010 in Publications

I co-authored this book with Michele Bousquet.
AnimationWithBiped

3ds max 2010 Advanced Arch Vis

June 16, 2010 in Publications

I worked as a technical editor for this book.
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How to Cheat in 3ds max 2011

June 16, 2010 in Publications

I contributed to the FX and rigging chapters in this book for Michele Bousquet.
HTC2011

 

Inside 3ds max 7

June 15, 2010 in Publications

I was a contributing author to chapters on character animation.

Inside3dsmax7

3D World 139 Lighting and FX Articles

April 12, 2010 in Publications, Training

I have a couple articles in this issue of 3d World. One on lighting an interior and a Q&A on motion graphics effects. Check them out :)

Light an interior scene in 3ds Max (1 of 2)
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Animate tubes for motion graphics in 3ds Max
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3D World Motion Graphics Article

March 13, 2010 in Publications, Training

I contributed an article to 3D World Magazine issue 151 on complex bevels for motion graphics in 3ds max. Take a peek if you get a chance!

They were kind enough to post the video I included as well!

Create perfect complex bevels in 3ds Max
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3D World Magazine Articles on Lighting and Cloth Simulation

February 7, 2010 in Publications, Training

I contributed two different articles to the latest 3D World Magazine. One is a QA on creating cloth streamers for a piñata. The second is the first part of a series on lighting. Both have videos on the disk so check it out!

Clothfx Documentation

January 22, 2010 in Publications

I created the documentation for clothfx as it transitioned to a certified plugin and then into 3ds max. This same documentation is currently used in 3ds max

ClothFX

HairFX Documentation

January 22, 2010 in Publications

I worked on the hairfx documentation bringing it up to date and updating the entire reference, introduction, and tutorials.

HairFX